Presentation on theme: "Grade 12 Parents’ Information Evening"— Presentation transcript:
1Grade 12 Parents’ Information Evening February 2015
2Matric Timeline Event Dates Entry Forms to IEB 27February Parent’s Evenings21 / 22 AprilMatric Dance9 MayMid- Year Exams28 May – 19 JuneParent’s Evening28 JulyPrelims31 August -18 SeptemberValedictory Assembly15 OctoberMatric Farewell Breakfast16 OctoberFinal Exams20 October – 27 November
3Breakdown of Final Mark Total100%Portfolio – consisting of various subject specific tasks completed throughout the year including CAT assessments25%Final Exams75%Note, in LO the portfolio makes up the entire 100%, as no formal exam is written at the end of the year for this subject.
4Detailed Year Plan Term 1 Longest uninterrupted term. Portfolio work begins in each subject.CAT research begins.Matric entries are completed - February 2015.Application to Universities – February to September.Subject changes are no longer permitted.
5Detailed Year Plan Term 2 Workload increases. Portfolio pieces are ongoing.CAT assessments given / completed.Parent’s Evenings – 21 / 22 April.Matric Dance – 9 May.Mid-Year exams – 28 May to 19 June.Last week of term – review and feedback re. June Exams.
6Detailed Year Plan Term 3 Completion of portfolio pieces – all work must be completed and handed in well before Prelims.Completion of most of the curriculum before prelims.Prelims –31 August to 18 September.Last two weeks:feedback on prelims andfinalisation of portfolios
7Detailed Year Plan Term 4 Completion of remainder of curriculum Valedictory Assembly – 15 October.Farewell Breakfast – 16 OctoberFinal Examinations – 20 October to 27 November.
8Focus Area Attitude Work Ethic Time Management Absenteeism Set works The right attitude is paramount to getting your child to attain the best possible results in their matric year. Please remember the three corner stone statements Responsibility, Respect and CommitmentWork EthicHomework is given EVERYDAY and must be completed EVERYDAY!Class work must be revised regularly.Time ManagementAssignments must be planned timeously.Deadlines must be adhered to.AbsenteeismDO NOT MISS ASSESSMENTS!DO NOT STAY ABSENT!Set worksMust be read for languages
9WorkloadEach Grade 12 Student has been provided with a detailed list of every single assessment applicable to the current year, including all portfolio work.This list provides due dates and the length of time allowed to complete an assignment or the notice period given to prepare for an assessment.The assessments on this list are in addition to daily homework tasks. Planning is vital.
10Teacher ExpectationsWe expect work to be completed to the best of their ability.We expect the work handed in to be completed by them and not ‘borrowed’ from elsewhere.We expect work to be handed in timeously.We do not expect to chase after them to hand in work.We would appreciate it if parents supported us in our efforts to ensure that all tasks are completed by their children and handed in on time.
11Teachers / School Undertaking Provision of care.Provision of educational opportunities.Provision of suitably qualified staff.Extra Maths/Maths Literacy Clinics everyday.Extra Science Clinics twice a week.English and Afrikaans reading program is available in the Media CentreExtra lessons by appointment in a number of other subjects.Make available past exam papers to learners who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity. A complete set can be found in the Media Centre
12Parental Responsibility Please monitor your child’s work ethic at home.Ensure that your child is practicing good time management.Please ensure that your child is not absent for any assessments – orals, practical's, tests, exams, etc.Ensure that your child has a good balance of work and a social life.Ensure that your child eats well and is healthy.Ensure that your child’s behaviour does not become an issue especially towards the end of the year.Above all ensure that your child had the right mental attitude towards the effort that it requires to get a good matric pass.
13NSC Minimum Requirements EnglishOther SubjectsBasic Pass /Higher Certificate(6 subjects)40%2 x 40%3 x 30%Diploma3 x 40%(excl. LO)2 x 30%University(7 subjects)4 x 50%(excl. LO & Hospitality)
14Tertiary Requirements (1) Encourage your child to go for Psychometric Assessment if they are unsure of a career path.Apply for admission early and apply to more than one institution and mind their deadlines!Health Sciences – applications close in June due to health placement tests.Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Medicine, etc.Apply for financial assistance and residency early to avoid disappointment.Bursaries for Education are apparently freely available.
15Tertiary Requirements (2) Other Requirements:Numerous degree courses require 60% for EnglishMaths based courses often require a minimum of 60% in MathsCourses which accept Maths Literacy require an additional 10% i.e. a minimum of 70%National Benchmarking Tests – Literacy and Numeracy Tests are held at most universities.
16Tertiary Requirements (3) It is my understanding that as of 2014:The Medical School and the Engineering faculties as well as Actuarial Sciences at every university will require an additional Maths and Science test - which can be written at Wits.All other faculties will require that an English literacy entrance test – which can also be written at Wits.
17Tertiary Requirements (4) APS system – points scored for symbols obtained variesLO – different universities have different requirementsWits allocates points for achievement above 60% (shown below)UJ requires a minimum of 50% for most coursesTukkies & UCT exclude LO altogetherLevelPointsMaths & EngLO90 – 100%88 + 2 = 104780 – 89%7 + 2 = 93670 – 79%6 + 2 = 82560 – 69%5 + 2 = 7150 – 59%40 – 49%30 – 39%0 – 29%
18Number of University passes Number of subject distinctions Statistics2014Number who wrotePercentage PassNumber of University passesNumber of subject distinctionsHPHS13298%78%79IEB958098.15%85%National83.9%38,9%As a school we always strive to maintain our standard of excellence but the results of each group of matrics is dependent on their abilities and their work ethic, which vary from year to year….needless to say, we will always encourage them to do their very best!!
19ConclusionNothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude! – Thomas Jefferson